When I first encountered the big eyeball thing, my first reaction was "didn't I last see you in Ōkami
It's interesting what my priorities turn into during the early stages of the second run: I kept getting antsy during the early fights because I didn't have access to the Persona Compendium and the awesomeness of Helel and Lucifer. (I also got Trumpeter, since he's the first cheapest Persona I remember with Cool Breeze.) Now that I have them, battles turn into "hit triangle to Rush and wait a bit". (Unless the enemies are immune to Physical, in which case I have to actually start thinking.)
And considering how much trouble I had the first time around against Yukiko's Shadow, this time I specifically geared up for it... which probably explained why it took only two rounds to defeat the Shadow this time. (Persona: Lucifer. First round Mind Charge, second round Bufudyne.)
Summoning Helel, Lucifer, and Trumpeter pretty much wiped out my New Game+
starting funds. I'm leaving my Null/Repel Physical Persona (can't decide between Yoshitsune, which has better abilities, or Rangda, which does the basic job cheaper) until I can actually afford it.
I also wish that I had thought of doing a liveblogging/liveforuming of my first play-through. I'm noticing all the little things from the beginning of the game now. For example, I kind of missed how the first few days of Persona 3
showed your future social links going through their daily lives.
I'm experiencing a minor form of what I call Visual Novel
Route Regret, for the Sun and Strength social links: I can only take one of the two paths, which means that I cannot take the other
path. Therefore, while I now have a chance to help solve Kou's problems, my prior meta-game knowledge of Daisuke's woes is going to nag at me as the game progresses. Simply speaking, by helping one route, I'm dooming the other route to their Social Link-related neuroses.
Way back at the beginning of the game, I took note of the gas station attendant's comment that they were looking for part-timers. Now, even though I know why
the situation is so, I can't help but go "no you're not, you freaking liar! Give me my extra cash and/or social link opportunity!"
And yes, I keep thinking there has to be a better way to get desired skills onto a Persona without spending hours just trying over and over again.
edited 8th Jul '09 9:54:26 AM by dkellis